Event in Mauritius

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak

    MAURITIUS, 2014/03/10 The Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will be the Chief Guest of honour on the occasion of the Mauritian 46th National Day Celebrations on Wednesday. In a communiqué issued here, the Mauritian government said the Malaysian Prime Minister will lead a delegation of 75 people that will include the Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister and 30 businessmen. During his visit, scheduled for 11-13 March, Tun Abdul Razak will call on the President of Mauritius, Rajkeswur Purryag.
  • Workshop on managing tax compliance opens in Mauritius

    MAURITIUS, 2013/07/16 Some 50 delegates from a lot of African nations are participating in the Joint Africa Tax Government Forum (ATAF)/OECD/IMF seminar holding here. The theme of the five-day seminar is: 'Managing Tax Compliance: risk management, taxpayer education and corruption.' Addressing the delegates, chairman of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) Vasudev Hassamal enumerated his organisation's strategy to provide quality services to taxpayers and to assist them properly about their duties, liabilities and responsibilities.
  • Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Mookhesswur Choonee,

    MAURITIUS, 2013/05/23 Mauritius will organise a series of events Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union, Mauritian Arts and Culture Minister Mookhesswur Choonee, said Wednesday in Port-Louis. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) in 1963, presently known as the African Union (AU).